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LaurenReads
Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn‘t get into this - quit at 47% when I realized I was skimming. Life‘s to short to read a book I just want to be over. The new GA Aiken book is in from the library so I‘m ready to move on!

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speljamr
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Pickpick

This is a great history book about Brian Boru, high king of Ireland, and the Battle of Clontarf. It's done with a novelist's prose, but a historian's insight. Lots of good resources at the end for further reading.

#irish #history

jveezer I loved Lion of Ireland and have been hoping to stumble across a copy for decades... 8h
speljamr @jveezer Thriftbooks.com 7h
AutumnRLS Nice! I picked up my first Morgan Llywelyn at the Ren. Fair when I was but a wee lass. 6h
Cathythoughts Sounds good .... will stack as Christmas present for hubby .. he would love it 👍🏻 2h
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CrowCAH
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

A new throw matched perfectly with the book theme!

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DarcysMom
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kgriffith
Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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One of the ongoing assignments for my creative writing class is to bring in an index card each week with one sentence that we found striking in some way, whether read or heard, from some form of media.
This one reminds me so much of one root of dissonance between generations in the queer community, but it is reversed for me: pride in protection, frustration with complacency.

kgriffith “OJ says our father lives somewhere between the self-satisfaction that his success has made us soft, and disgust that we are unacquainted with the brutal intensity of a world that he has effectively tamed for us.” 16h
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Lynnsoprano
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“...in her new three-roomed concrete-built apartment on the other side of the city.”

This brings back so many memories. When we lived in Prague, we were on the 6th floor of a Communist era concrete high rise, with an elevator that worked maybe 50% of the time. The kids shared a bedroom with twin beds head to foot. And when the person who ran the boiler went on holiday, we had no hot water. I can relate. #buddyread

ValerieAndBooks Wow, what year(s) did you live there? I wonder if it‘s still standing. The hot water unpredictablity must have been frustrating! 2d
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks It was 1993. We were back in 2001, and it was still there. Our son tried to find it about five years ago when he was there, but got confused coming out of the metro station. Even in 2001 it looked different. The area was much nicer. And fortunately, it was only one week that we were without hot water 😄 2d
ValerieAndBooks Glad it was only one week without hot water 😅. I‘m already almost done! I haven‘t been able to put this down. 12h
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I‘ve purposely put it down a couple times because I‘m going so fast. What a compelling story! I was laughing this afternoon at the men and the cars😂 11h
muscogulus Really enjoyed this book, which never seemed to get much traction (no pun intended) here in the US. Reviewed it for LibraryThing: ‪ https://www.librarything.com/work/book/30243016 8h
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ablachly
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This is like The Good Place meets Jasper Fforde‘s Thursday Next. It was a little slow to get started—a lot of characters and a lot of backstory to build, but it eventually got there and then rolled delightfully along.

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quietjenn
Cozy | Parnell Hall
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My#cozyswap is here! Thank you @tdrosebud - I can't wait! @Avanders

Lynnsoprano If you have a package from @tdrosebud it will be spectacular! 4d
tdrosebud Yay! I hope you like everything! 4d
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Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 4d
quietjenn @Lynnsoprano @tdrosebud Good to know! Really looking forward to what‘s inside! 4d
LauraBeth I would actually be happy with just his box! 4d
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Booknerd2
One Good Deed | David Baldacci
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A stand alone set in the late 1940s. Archer is released from prison and will do everything possible to not go back. Through almost no fault of his own, he may end up there anyway. This is part who dunnit and part good old fashioned detective work. Baldacci has written another great book!!!
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